interview together since the election. only with barbara walters. >> how do you keep the fire going? >>> trimming the trees with the first dog bo. inside a special tradition. how they deck the halls at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >>> and ask mrs. obama. first graders with a very special connection to the white house tree ask their questions of the first lady. >> do they give each other presents? >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 26th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. for a holiday, this has been a busy time in washington. as the negotiations surrounding that looming fiscal cliff come to a fever pitch just before the new year. but this is also a time of tradition and celebration in the nation's capital, and nobody decks the halls like the team at the white house for christmas. christmas is there, has come to mean a special visit every year, not just from santa claus, but from abc's own barbara walters. barbara? >> terry, in what has become one of my favorite holiday tradit
couple sat down together since winning re-election. mrs. obama also took me on a personal tour of what is called the people's house. and it's never more true than during the christmas season. after thanksgiving, more than 80 volunteers from nearly 40 states descend on the white house, trimming 54 trees, plus every nook and cranny. first dog bo is the star of the show. there he is inspecting the decorations, including this larger than life model of himself, made of 20,000 pompoms. my friend. >> yes, bo. he's really big in relation to this house. >> this 300-pound ginger bread white house was the first stop on my exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with first lady michelle obama. these are various rooms in the actual white house. >> absolutely. and the details in these rooms are just beyond this year. >> why peer into these windows when i can see the real thing? >> come on, bo. >> does he follow you around all day? next stop, the red room. filled with cranberries and fruit trees. >> for christmas alone, we'll have more than 90,000 people come through these doors. >> how many hands do you sh
our elected leadership can't do the same thing is mind boggling to them. and needs to stop. >> we'll believe it when we see it. on
, they do their jobs. they meet deadlines. the notion that our elected leadership can't do the same thing is mind boggling to them. and needs to stop. >> we'll believe it when we see it. >>> on that happy note, thanks for watching abc news. we hope you check in for "good morning america." they're working while you're sleeping. we're always online at abcnews online. have a great weekend, everyone. >> dicky: up next on "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> thanksgiving is about going home to your family and doing dirty things in your childhood bed. >> dicky: ryan seacrest. >> jimmy: who do you think is the worst judge in the history of "american idol"? >> dicky: erin andrews. and music from soundgarden. >> jimmy: today is what they call cyber monday.
our elected leadership can't do the same thing is mind boggling to them. and needs to stop. >> we'll believe it when we see it. >>> on that happy note, thanks for watching abc news. we hope you check in for "good morning america." they're working while you're
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